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running python on a mac

clueless zombie
hi, i'm clueless (literally) i haven't downloaded python yet becouse i don't know hardly anything about it. So for starters does it open in a window or is it like an operating system that i have to restart my computer in,oh and i have a mac. Second, how do you turn it off? please help.!
Oct 14 '07 #1
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Smygis
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Mkay, You have a Mac! Python is already installed.
Open a terminal and type python and b00m! Its there.
Oct 14 '07 #2
bartonc
6,596 Expert 4TB
hi, i'm clueless (literally) i haven't downloaded python yet becouse i don't know hardly anything about it. So for starters does it open in a window or is it like an operating system that i have to restart my computer in,oh and i have a mac. Second, how do you turn it off? please help.!
I was clueless 2 years ago. I'm on Windows, but it happened much as my friend, Smygis, describes: Python comes installed on some HP machines, I got curious, it changed my life. Today, instead of toiling in an electronics lab, I get to sit in my living room and develop software. Boom.

Do check it out. If you have any programming experience (like hating C), you may love Python.
Oct 14 '07 #3
okey i downloaded mac-python 2.5. and so far i'm really confused and to put it short... what do i do? i want to learn to make a game with python .
Oct 15 '07 #4
bartonc
6,596 Expert 4TB
okey i downloaded mac-python 2.5. and so far i'm really confused and to put it short... what do i do? i want to learn to make a game with python .
As I said, I'm on Windows and have forgotten everything that I ever knew about the Mac UI. But my friend Smygis says:
Open a terminal and type python and b00m! Its there.
The Python Tutorial may be a bit daunting if you've never done any programming. There are others. Search this site for "learning python" or google those titles. Sorry that I haven't had the time to put together a nice tutorial of my own just yet.

Post any questions at all here. Welcome.
Oct 15 '07 #5
Smygis
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If you start with http://www.byteofpython.info/ , the Official python tutorial or an other ok beginners tutorial you get the basics.

And to create games with python pygame is the best start.
http://www.pygame.org/
But try something simple first, Like learning the language. And then something more advanced.
Oct 15 '07 #6

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